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ok, another quick question, why did oracle use a matte finish on their ac50?

i think it was matt anyway? but it seems odd that they were the only team that did it

pure aesthetics or "performance"

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Hull finish doesn't look very important on a boat that aims to be foiling 100% of the time... Does it?

About  the foils, I'm pretty sure they were polished...

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The matte finish was to compliment and highlight the lack of gloss of the entire boat design? 8)

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2 hours ago, Nutta said:

The matte finish was to compliment and highlight the lack of gloss of the entire boat design? 8)

Gold right there

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7 hours ago, Nutta said:

The matte finish was to compliment and highlight the lack of gloss of the entire boat design? 8)

Rumour has it they hadn't got round to doing the final buffing before they took it out for trials. 

When it got back they reviewed the data, had a chat and agreed you can't polish a turd. 

So they didn't.

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5 hours ago, rh2600 said:

Rumour has it they hadn't got round to doing the final buffing before they took it out for trials. 

When it got back they reviewed the data, had a chat and agreed you can't polish a turd. 

So they didn't.

You and Nutta win a toaster each...:)

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19 hours ago, raging rash said:

Speaking of turds and this thread is classic turd, what brands of toilet paper were the each of the AC Teams using in Bermuda?

Don't know about the other teams but ETNZ used toilet tissue with this brand:

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